Short Stories/Novellas

Vices and Virtues: A Horror Anthology – a Review

From weird happenings in the woods to an empathic girl to the Suicide Forest in Japan, these stories are about things such as remembrance, empathy, vanity, lust, etc. “The Girl Who Died” – A girl who loves animals better than people has pity on an animal that she finds dead in the woods. She decided…

Hop-Frog (Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs) – a Review

Being part of the king’s court should be a dream job, right? Unfortunately, it wasn’t so for Hop-Frog and Tripetta. The king’s jester, Hop-Frog, was a dwarf and a cripple. Hop-Frog wasn’t the name with which he was christened; he was called that because of the way he moved around. Along with a female dwarf,…

Future’s Ending: A Science Fiction Short Story Anthology – a Review

What will life be like in the future? A number of books have been written about possible futures. Various television shows and movies have depicted what their writers believe future life will be like. The stories in this anthology contain the author’s view of possible ways the future could turn out. Below are my six…

The Missing Butler and Other Life Mysteries – a Review

These life mysteries are awesome! Each of these stories is a slice of life with the little mysteries that we encounter. The absurd, the comical, and the mysterious aspects of life are presented. Some of these stories are sad enough to bring you to tears. Others are serious enough to cause one to ponder the…

Short Stories – a Review

In this collection of short stories by Thomas Ryan, you will find mystery, humor, abuse, murder, and romance of a different kind. Each story shows a different side of our human emotions, and their unexpected endings make these stories memorable. “Ruth” – Ruth is a woman who has been abused by her husband. She has…